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MSNBC
Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
harry reid. he gave a statement saying he expected republicans to come back after christmas before the end of the year to try again. mr. boehner gave his own statement saying maybe something could break the rules a little bit and start in the senate to fix the problem instead of starting with his side in the house. if that happens and they can put something together on the senate side that can pass the senate, and that can earn all of nancy pelosi's 193 democrats in the house, they would need, then, 25 republicans to defect and vote with all the democrats to save the country. to save us at least from a self-inflicted recession. they would need 25 republicans. among the republicans who did side with john boehner last night on one bill that he was able to pass before it all fell apart, among the republicans who were on john boehner's side last night were exactly 25 republicans who are not coming back to congress after this year. who are gone as of january, and on whom the usual republican centrifugal forces do not apply. if those 25 republicans defect, then something they end up cook
CNN
Dec 21, 2012 4:00pm PST
words, let the top tax rates expire, go up to bill clinton's 39.6%? why pass that when we know harry reid will kill it in the senate or obama will veto it? why go out on a limb and abandon the idea that republicans never allow a tax hike for something that's just going to be an attempt at a strategic thing? the reason they thought it would fail was because it would involve trying to what i meblamf we went over the fiscal cliff, and republicans don't think the media would accept that narrative. you know better than i would how the media would react but that was the feeling on the republicans' part, they couldn't successfully pin obama with going over the cliff. >> i never speak for the media, i speak only for myself, and i don't know. it's going to depend. you have a column in december that said, john boehner, cat herder. i was thinking the cats got the better of the speaker. what do you think that means for his future? does he remain as speaker? does someone else come in and take over because it's an indication he can't control his own group? >> well, it certainly wasn't a vote of co
MSNBC
Dec 24, 2012 1:00am PST
of the tax rates. we did deal with the fiscal cliff issues weeks have passed that. it's harry reid and the president that have yet to come up with something. if it was so easy, if they thought they had a solution to it, why didn't on friday they come to the table and actually pass something? the pressure is on them, what can they pass in the senate? >> harold, you know the politics of this but you also know the markets and how they've been reacting and wall street and corporate america more generally. is there new pessimism that we're, a, not going to get a deal and not solve the issue anyway? >> big disappointment. people outside of washington understand clearly. a couple hundred billion over ten years separating both sides. the question becomes can washington still govern itself? two, there's a realization we're in the middle of a small recovery. if we find ourselves not able to resolve this moment, it retards and slows and undermines what we see ourselves doing going forward. finally, for the life of me as someone who sfrd there, it was so distressful to watch both sides yell at
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
to mitch mcconnell and harry reid to figure out something, send it back to the republicans in the house and hope enough will join democrat and vote for it. >> given the reasons for which mr. boehner was unable to deliver his own caucus in the house, do you think anybody could? >> i don't know that anybody -- tom would be a better authority on that as having been in the republican leadership. but they had the majority. the speaker actually had a reasonable proposition from a republican stand point of a million-dollar cutoff. let everybody under a million dollars have a tax cut. i don't know why he couldn't deliver it, quite frankly. >> why do you think, representative, that he couldn't deliver the republican caucus? >> a number of members upwards of 50 said they wouldn't vote for a tax increase without accompanying decreases in revenue. they did not like the deal. over 95% of these caucus members come from districts that romney carried. most come with over 55% of the vote nape ear not threatened, but they feel that a bad deal is worse than no deal. >> so that means that they are deciding
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